Choosing between working in the NHS or the private sector

NHS or private sector? That is a common question asked by healthcare professionals when looking for a new job opportunity. There is no right or wrong answer to this question, just one that suits your situation and requirements better. Here we have put together the following information to help understand the differences between private and

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

Today, 8th March 2024, marks International Women’s Day where we are taking the time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s campaign theme is #inpsireinclusion and was chosen as a theme to emphasise the importance of diversity and empowerment, in all aspects of society. To recognise and highlight how

Meet Amy Hart: Celebrating 10 years at Athona

Meet Amy, Athona’s Business Manager for our Psychiatry team, who recently celebrated her 10-year anniversary working at Athona. To mark this achievement, we took the time to catch up with Amy and find out more behind her reasons for choosing a career in recruitment, her progression over the last 10 years and any future goals and

Let’s Talk: Burnout

Burnout can affect anybody at any time and may affect both the body and the brain. Burnout is also very common in healthcare workers and according to the 2022 NHS workforce survey, more than a third of healthcare workers reported feeling burned-out at work. It is important to understand the causes of burnout and to

In demand healthcare professions in the UK

Within health and social care there are over 350 careers, varying from surgeons, mental health nurses to social workers. Making it hard to know which profession suits your skillset best or if there is even a high demand for it right now. Here we’ve put together a list of current in demand healthcare jobs and

Your guide to continued professional development in healthcare

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a key aspect in the world of health and social care as it allows you to deliver safe and effective care. It is important to know what your professional development looks like and have a plan set in place to implement it each year. Who should be carrying out CPD?